Re: The pool we're trying to paddle in

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Apr 10 2001 - 09:30:57 MDT

>From: Michael Lorrey <>
>> Besides we do not know enough about the universe to say with
>> certainty that there is not a God. (hence agnosticism)

>Agnosticism and modern religion run in the same water of dealing
>in undisprovables, as opposed to those who prefer several thousand
>year old claims about easily disprovable stuff to believing the
>disproof. Creationists are as empty of faith as agnostics, because
>they rely on material proof. Where they differ is that they don't
>do good science.

Webster's Universal College Dictionary:

Agnostic: 1) a person who holds that the existence of the ultimate
cause, as a god or God, and the essential nature of things are
unknown AND unknowable.

Actually this definition is different from what I normally believe,
so by this definition I am not an agnostic.

I'll settle for being a Zennist (and extropian) instead.


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